The power of focus is one of the greatest powers we have and when we are aware, it can be directed towards that what is greatest for us.
Our attention is always directed somewhere, however we either choose to direct it where we want to, or it is directed for us. Wherever our attention is directed it is far greater if this is as much a concious choice as possible.
There are many possibilities in life and many perceptions and once we are aware of the power of focus we can have it work for us rather than against us. As what we focus towards is what we will see and experience.
From experiencing the ups and downs of directed and misdirected focus I’ve put together 5 top tips in applying the power of focus in your life. I hope you find them helpful and allow it to work some magic for you.
Focus on what you want – too often we can be led astray either by others, outside forces or our own undisciplined mind and begin to focus on things we do not want. Train your mind to focus on what you want and then you will experience more of this.
Discipline – We have to train our minds to get them to work for us. We can do this through various ways such as meditation, visualisation, affirmations and more. By doing this we are choosing to direct our mind rather than be easily influenced by outside forces.
Feeling – Our feelings are a great indicator of our dominant focus points. Observe how you feel and redirect your mind where needed and necessary.
Association – Those who we associate with have a powerful influence on our focus. Energy transfers, so choose your company wisely, be around those that you can be positively influenced by and where you can also have a positive influence.
Diet and exercise – what we put in to our bodies is as important as our minds. The exercise we do will also affect our focus as the body affects the mind and vice versa. Be mindful of both the food you take in and the exercise you do as this will either positively or negatively affect you, the states generated and subsequently the outcomes.
I hope you find the above tips useful especially as we are now approaching the end of lockdown and we can use this as a time to reset and refocus. Make sure it is you who is in charge of it 🙂
As much as we dont want it or like it, life can be full of unfairness. Some people work hard all their life and dont have what they need. Others may do little or nothing and seem to have everything.
Our liberty can be taken from us, we can be faced with endless difficulties and our health can be threatened.
All of these are simply a part of life; life can be hard and a struggle and these are facts we have to face sometimes, yet there are many ways in which we can approach these times in life that simply just are, to make it far easier.
The following are ways I’ve found most helpful;
Accept things as they are; the more we struggle against things and people as they are, the harder it is for us.
Find the positive; there is always positive amongst difficulty. We just have to look for it. For example right now admist the coronavirus pandemic there is a beautiful peace outside and the birds are singing beautiful symphonies together. The air is cleaner and the earth is healing.
Change the meaning; ultimately it is not what happens to us, but the meaning we give it that counts and that is something completely within our control, no matter what the circumstances. Find the most empowering purpose and meaning and apply it to the situation and everything changes.You are the one who sets your sail. No one else.
A few years ago I wrote this small poem and it seems so apt right now for those of us who may be struggling;
Every difficulty can be an opportunity
Every struggle can be a strength
It is what you choose to focus on
That will really get you through anything,
To be place where you thought you would never be,
To be place where you’re more than you’ve ever been ♡
Use this time to grow stronger, to become more, learn more and find your way to soar.
The birds are happy right now Their tweets can be heard; Like a symphony across the streets That were once so noisy and polluted 🐦☺🌱💛 Where there is difficulty There are always blessings Find the joy; In every situation❤